Thursday, April 05, 2007

123.5x 2

It was double whammy - just kidding... Tagged by 2 people this time...Observer & Cuckoo.

- If you want to know what this tag is all about - please refer to Observer & Cuckoo's pages and refer to the FAQ's over there. Its been done very nicely....and makes much better sense then me trying to do amazingly shoddy job.

- If you are looking for link to their site...please come back after 3 days...as I am hoping that they come back and pay a visit here and comment...so you will find the link...

- In fact I was actually leaving all of you with just a nice pic of these 2 books which I am currently reading...and if you are reading all this ...you can easily pick one of them in book shop...and read those pages...on your own...and please write me the content....( whow amazing idea....yeah I would not mind contributors...)

And with this my bright idea has been spent...and I didn't wanted to get HIT !!


THE WONDER OF THE CANDLES - Idries Shah
( Pg - 123)

Likewise it is reported that one day Moinuddin held a mystical audition-meeting to which he invited many dignitaries of the town. Each of these men brought large sized candles as their contribution to the illuminations of the meeting; and to the astonishment of all Moulana carried the smallest possible candles. None said anything, but side-glances of amazement were excanged; for some attributed the fact to miserliness, whilst others frankly thought that Moulana was mad. All this was not lost upon Moulana, who ultimately observed that his small candle was really the "Life sap" of all the giant candles brought by others. Those who were friendly to Moulana agreed with him, but many others dissented; whereupon Moulana said :
"If you do not believe what I say , you can have the proof' ; and saying that ' acting' ; for, lo, the whole hall was plunged into drakness - for Moulana had extinguished his own little candle. Then the Master lit his candle again, with the result that all other large candles came to life again automatically: to the utter bewilderment and amazement of all.
The Non -believers acknowledged their mistake and then the mystic audition swelled anew with great force; so that the meeting lasted the entire night - all the larger candles having been used up, the little candle of the Master still burned as before, losing none of its lustre or its substance.
Many became Moulana's disciples that day.

(BTW - there was no para...it was just one story)

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THE PROPHET - Kahlil Gibran
(Pg -last one...)

" A little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall bear me."

( The para was of one line....)

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4 comments:

JV said...

First thing first, your blog do not allow me to put comment as wordpress user, and thank god I have blogger user id. Please change the setting.

Ah, thanks for responding the tag.The Prophet is really good book and about another, I have yet to get my hands on it.

Thanks.

Cuckoo said...

ROFL !!!!!!!!!

You have amazing sense of humour !! OMG.. My stomach is aching now.

You clever guy! Got both the links now ! :P

So you typed all that ? Could have taken pic as I did. ;)

After you finish, let me know how were the books so that I can add them to my list. ;)

Sigma said...

:-))

Bendtherulz said...

@ JV - I want to keep the straight face here...however the way you have written -its with so much feeling ( supressed one...) Was it just not able to comment...or the Tag...I know - am weird !!

@ Cuckoo -LOL !!
Prophet is with me for past 11 years or so...I must have read many times. I have travelling copy which goes with me everywhere.
You can buy that book will not take much space in your book shelf :-) and I promise will not take you 123 days to finish that book...understanding...can't say as everytime I read I find different meaning to whole context.
2nd book - its just that these days I am reading lots of stuff on Rumi...! Its a phase...! Once you come to Rumi may be then you should pick this book...it will give you the continuation....!

@ Sigma - I am glad !!